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    37 Products You Probably Need If Your Home Is The Definition Of “Mess”

    Including a hard-water stain remover, a top-rated pet hair broom, and more cleaning goods that'll get your messy home back in shape.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A shirt folder because putting away clothes is a time suck and results in crammed drawers. Grab this nifty board and turn your lumpy tees into almost perfect squares every time with a few quick flips.

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    Promising review: "I love it! It's given me a lot more drawer space, and cut the time spent doing laundry in half. Way more durable than the DIY ones made of cardboard that are floating around on the internet, and well worth the money. Added bonus: My 8-year-old actually likes folding her own clothes now!" —Shelbi

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in four colors).

    2. A multipurpose cleaning paste that'll save you so much time — it'll quickly tackle stubborn stains on your stove, bathroom sink, kitchen tiles, and more messy surfaces at home. No more scrubbing and wiping for hours.

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    This all-purpose and vegan paste is great for removing rust, hard water stains, grease, and more messes around your home! To use, just apply it to a surface with a damp cloth, gently rub it in, rinse it off with water, and polish the area with a dry cloth.

    Promising review: "When I tell you THIS IS A PARENT'S DREAM, that’s exactly what I mean! This stuff is absolutely AMAZING TO SAY THE LEAST! IT WORKS! I applied it outside my house 🏡 where my toddlers drew with RED crayon ALL OVER my baby-blue siding on my home. 😡🤬😱. I’ve tried for MONTHS to use different products to clean it off, but NOTHING WORKED! I applied The Pink Stuff on it, let it sit for five minutes, used a scrubbing 🧽 sponge, and POOF, the crayon was GONE! I used it on my garage walls where purple crayon was imbedded into the paint, then POOF, it was gone all because of this product! BUY! BUY! BUY! It’s WORTH the money! I’ll tell all my friends/family about this product!" —Desi J

    Get it from Amazon for $8.80.

    3. Rubbermaid's Reveal Power Scrubber to get your grout looking like a million bucks again without a lot of elbow grease. Thanks to its 60 pulsations per minute, this tiny tool will scrub away all that mold, mildew, and debris hanging out in your shower for you.

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    BuzzFeed editor Natalie Brown swears by this cleaning gadget and said: "This thing works small miracles: I cleaned about half of my bathroom's grout to its original sparkling-clean cream color in 40 minutes, and it took honestly no effort at all." Read more of her Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber review.

    Promising review: "I like this product so much that I bought one for a friend. It works great at cleaning grout but also the tiny nooks and grooves of a shower enclosure. Saves a lot of time and does a better job. Well worth the money." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.59.

    4. A zero-waste dish block for your kitchen sink: Rub a wet sponge against it to generate soapy suds that'll quickly remove grime and grease from cups, plates, and utensils. You can easily clean dishes *and* cut back on using plastic liquid soap bottles.

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    Here's how to use it: Wet a scrubbing brush or sponge, rub it against the dish block to form soap suds, wash your cups, plates, and utensils, and rise them off. This block can also be used to remove stains from laundry, wipe away grime from counters, and take off sticky jar labels!

    No Tox Life is a Texas-based small business that sells vegan bath, body, and home products.

    Promising review: "So happy to find the shipping material was also plastic free. This is my first dish bar that I’ve tried and I’m really pleased! I cut it up into four so I don’t have the whole block out (cut with a serrated knife when it’s fully dry). I use it with a bristle brush and it washes nicely! Sufficient suds and cuts grease, too. I am sold and will fully switch from liquid dish soap to this." —MM

    Get it from No Tox Life on Etsy for $9.98.

    5. A makeup organizer to get your brushes, sponges, cleaners, and other beauty goods in order. You'll find this storage solution incredibly useful, especially if you have limited space for cosmetics.

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    Promising review: "I posted a 'before' and 'after' picture for reference. This was super easy to assemble and held almost everything I needed it to including my makeup, skin-, and haircare products. Easily freed up 50% of the space I was previously using." —Cynthia Downs

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two colors).

    6. A pet hair remover that'll immediately roll away lots of fur on your bedding and couch cushions. If your pet loves to leave a fluffy mess around your home, this reusable tool will be game changing for a deep clean (and score you extra-credit points for tidying).

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    Promising review: "I am allergic to cats, so here I am with two cats that shed like crazy. Their hair is covering all the furniture. I have special pet covers on my bed to protect my comforter but I hate having to sleep under it since my cats sleep on my bed. I have tried so many cat hair remover brushes, gloves, sponges that never worked. I was ready to shave the cats and call it a day. Then along comes the ChomChom brush.

    "It not only has the lint roller but a bar that collects the hair. I love the little hairball container of the roller so I don't have to spend time cleaning off the lint brush. I can't believe this product works! I have an off-white couch and I didn't realize how much hair there was. After I used it, my couch looked lighter in color. I got my comforter cleaned off in minutes. It's a simple and inexpensive way to cure your pet hair woes." —Dondi

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    7. And a pet hair remover broom so you can quickly sweep up all of your pet's fur from the floor. You won't have to grab a vacuum, plug it in, and use it around your home multiple times only to discover it DIDN'T get all the debris the first time around. 

    big pile of fur swept up by broom on carpet next to small dog
    same broom with small pile of swept up fur and debris on tiled floor

    This cleaning tool works like a magnet and picks up fur from carpets, hardwood, and more.

    Promising review: "Y’all. This broom changed my life. My dog sheds like crazy and I have tile throughout the majority of the living space in my home so I’m constantly having to sweep, Swiffer, vacuum, etc. to keep it hair free. Well my friends, this broom darn well came close to getting all the hair off my tile, even did an amazing job getting hair off the rug. My mind is blown." —samsamsurecan

    Get a compact broom from Amazon for $12.99.

    8. Pumice stones to get rid of gross toilet bowl rings and hard water stains in your sink. They'll seamlessly remove grime from bathroom surfaces when bleach and other potent cleaners can't get the job done.

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    Promising review: "The guest bathroom toilet had rings around the bowl for eight years that even straight bleach would not remove. I learned about these stones that promise to clean in a short period with no damage to bowl. Hard water stains, calcium buildup, and mold all gone in five minutes." —Amazon Customer

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $9.25.

    9. A bagless, touchless stationary vacuum so you can bid farewell to flimsy dustpans that make messes worse. Just sweep debris toward this high-tech gadget and it'll instantly suck it up for you.

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    After debris is collected into the vacuum's canister, an indicator light will turn on to let you know when the canister is full and ready to be emptied out. Pull the canister out and dump debris into the trash without spilling crumbs and dirt everywhere.

    Promising review: "I love this thing!!!! I have three long-haired dogs and it just sucks up all that hair. I almost did not get it because of a review saying that it got clogged up quickly. That is not the case. It compacts the hair and doesn't lose the suction. I empty it once a week and I sweep almost every day!" —Christy Sanders

    Get it from Amazon for $114 (available in six colors).

    10. A set of Shoe Slotz for all the heels, pumps, and sandals taking over your closet shelf. Want to to make twice the room? Put a shoe on the shelf, top it with a Shoe Slot, and stack the matching pair on top. Your tiny closet juust received a space upgrade. 

    on left, white cubby with unorganized pairs of shoes. on right, same cubby with shoes neatly stacked on Shoe Slotz and neatly lined up
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    My colleague Sally Elshorafa swears by this storage solution and said: "This product SAVED MY SHOES! I have an awkward set of built-in shelves in my closet, and it was the only place I wanted to put my shoes. As you can see from the before pic (above), it was a big mess; my shoes were piled on top of each other and getting really dirty. Traditional shoe caddies or boxes didn't really work because there's not much horizontal space, so I tried the Shoe Slotz. It fixed the problem perfectly! Because the design smartly stacks one shoe on top of the other, you save 50% of the space you'd normally use to store your shoes."

    Promising review: "I will spare you the horrific 'before' picture of the complete nightmare that was my closet floor. Just imagine a dusty mess with shoes thrown all over each other in a sad attempt at giving some appearance of order, and you will have a good idea of why buying this shoe organizer was one of the best ideas I've had this year. The floor now looks so neat and tidy I can't believe my eyes every time I open my closet doors." —Veronica, just an average reader, you know?

    Get a set of 10 from Amazon for $26.99+ (also available in packs of 20 and 40).

    11. A red wine stain remover because you accidentally spilled a glass of vino on your favorite blanket and you've tried everything to get the stains out. Spritz this phosphate-free liquid onto bedding and clothes to gently remove wine stains sans bleach.

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    This cleaner can also be used on coffee stains, sauce stains, and ink stains!

    Promising review: "Totally impressed! The unassuming generic packaging and label left me a bit skeptical, but this stuff is almost as exciting as the wine I spilled! This Cabernet stain sat on my ivory faux fur blanket (see above) for over a month before I tried this product. Completely gone in one try! Get this. Seriously. You won’t be disappointed." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.

    12. A nail polish case so great for your polish collection, you'll forget why you kept it in an unorganized drawer for so long. It's made with a clear material and comes with 48 slots (24 on each side), so you can easily find a glittery topcoat or metallic blue hue when you give yourself a mani.

    A product photo showing before: a messy pile of lots of nail polish and after: all the nail polish bottles lined up neatly in the case's grid
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    Promising review: "I bought this after trying a makeup style caboodle for polish and looking for many many more. This is better than advertised. Essie, OPI, Pop-Arrazi, Sinful Colors, SH Instadry, SH Triple Shine, SH Xrreme Wear, Wet and Wild, SH Hard as Nails, and Cover Girl all fit perfectly in the standard-size boxes. My Julep colors fit two in a compartment!

    "The first row has adjustable dividers; you can use them to keep odd-shaped bottles or do what I do: use one side for my nail stamper, dotting tools, and the drying drops and the other for foam wedges and nail pens. It looks way neater easily tucked under my vanity instead of the baskets and baskets of polishes I had to hunt through!" —Clouds

    Get one on Amazon for $27.89 (available in two colors).

    13. A Wet & Forget shower cleaner that (gasp) you can literally leave and clean later. Instead of bending over a tub and scrubbing for eternity, all you have to do is apply to the grimy area, go do something more enjoyable, and rinse it away the next day.

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    Promising review: "I have been having shower draining issues so there was a build up of soap scum in my shower. I have a very weak stomach and cleaning the shower makes me physically ill. I have tried several products that have claimed to be no scrub/wipe but this has been the only one that has worked. I sprayed it after my shower and left it to sit until the next night. Found that A LOT of the grime had disappeared. Now, was it perfect? No. But I think with consistent use it will get there. Highly recommend this product." —KZ

    Get a 64-ounce bottle from Amazon for $16.89.

    14. A bottle of wood polish to restore scratched-up cabinets, furniture, and hardwood floors back to their former glory. Thanks to conditioning oils and a beeswax protective coating, wooden surfaces will look less faded and more shiny again.

    Image of water stained wood cabinet with the wood looking completely restored in after pic
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    Promising review: "My back door gets a lot of sun and has faded quite a bit. So, I decided to try this. The door looks 75% better! I may eventually still have to have the door refinished by a professional, but the protection this product provided will get me through another year until I can have it done properly. I highly recommend this AND it was SO EASY to apply! Now I can’t wait to use it on all the furniture and bedroom doors in my house so that I can bring out the luster!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a bottle from Amazon for $8.98.

    15. Space-saving vacuum storage bags for bulky items that end up stuffed in your closet. Spare yourself the stress of storage woes and compress anything from bedding to thick sweaters. You'll finally have more room and not have to deal with messy piles!

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    My colleague Maitland Quitmeyer swears by these vacuum bags and said: "I chose the large size (as opposed to the biggest size, called 'jumbo') because it seemed easier to move and store — jumbo is probably perfect for bedding, duvets, etc! And just one large bag was plenty to store 9 or 10 *very* large winter sweaters — all collapsed down to a fraction of their size. And it was surprisingly effortless, too! I didn't feel like breaking out the vacuum, so I just used the included hand pump, and it took maybe three minutes max to pump out the air and shrink the bag before replacing the cap — easy peasy! And no danger of reinflation." Read her full vacuum storage bags review (it's #2 on the list)!

    Get them from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in five sizes and variety packs).

    16. dryer vent cleaning kit that'll suck up debris from the depths of your dryer vent. This hose is over 2.6 feet long and attaches to your vacuum, making it easy to clean hard-to-reach crevices and remove all the nasty stuff clogging up your dryer vent. 

    This kit comes with a vacuum hose attachment and flexible lint brush to help give your dryer vent a deep clean!

    Promising review: “OK, LET'S TALK ABOUT THIS HOSE. My dryer was like one cycle away from catching fire, and my vacuum’s skinny hose nozzle was too short to get into my dryer vent because the nozzle widens after 6 inches. So when I saw this product go on sale I bought it and it came the next day. It came in two or three pieces that fit into each other and go over the vacuum hose. It was SO SATISFYING to watch the big clumps come out of the dryer vent! I mean my dryer was nasty. Look at the pictures. I have a German shepherd and a pit bull, so our laundry is always full of nastiness. Well, this little hose got it all and it looks brand new in there. The big clumps were hard to get through the hose at first until I realized I could pinch the opening of the hose to make it circular, which allowed the clumps to fly through. Even the sound was satisfying. I will be vacuuming under my fridge next. No dying in a fire for me.” —Bee92

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in six colors).

    17. An all-natural oven scrub for your oven that's been dirty for a long time. Pumice stone and essential oils help remove grime from oven racks and the interior glass panel of your oven door. You'll be glad that pie goo from three weeks ago is finally gone with a quick (and seamless) cleaning session.

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    Apply the scrub to dirty oven surfaces, scour each area with a metallic or scoring sponge, then wipe with a damp microfiber cloth, that's it!

    Cleaning Studio is a small business based in Fairfield, Connecticut, that sells natural cleaning essentials.

    Promising review: "Finally tackled the rings on our stove top with this scrub and a reusable paper towel (as I was worried about using a scourer on an easily scratched surface) and the rings came right off! These are those 'oh, crap, the pot boiled over' rings that I ignored that lead to my stove top looking a bit crusty. The oven scrub ate them right off and left my oven and stove top looking great." —Jessie Bono

    Get it from Cleaning Studio on Etsy for $19.99+ (available in a glass or plastic jar).

    18. A cascading file organizer so you can separate important papers and easily access them in your home office. Each pocket can store up to 50 sheets, so you don't need to cram them into a file cabinet. Hang this storage solution above your desk and you'll be good to go if you need documents.

    The file cascaded to hang on a home office wall; there's a loop for the nail, six file folders, and a clear slot for something like a calendar print-out in the front
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    *This organizer fits 8.5"x11" papers and not regular-sized manila folders.* 

    Promising review: "This was a perfect product for organizing my most important papers and business documents in a way that would be easy to access and still look cute. I love the fact that I can fold it up and grab it and run with it if I need to. Great product, nice and sturdy." —Vanessa Green

    Get it on Amazon for $19.41.

    19. carpet spot remover spray that'll clean the nastiest stains on your colorfast carpet, rugs, and upholstery. It'll quickly get 'em out without rinsing and vacuuming, plus it doesn't leave a sticky residue behind! 

    A photo showing red food stains completely removed from a carpet and walls
    A before-and-after photo showing a dark stain removed from a car seat's upholstery

    To use, apply it to stains and gently blot the messy area with an absorbent cloth. That's it! 

    Promising review: "We’ve had a pet stain on our bedroom carpet for the longest time that no pet stain or other stain remover could remove. Soon as I got this spray I followed directions: sprayed it on the stain generously, moved it around with my fingers gently but making sure it totally saturated the spot, then used a microfiber cloth and a paper towel to blot until the area was as dry as possible. The stain is GONE!! My only regret is that I didn’t take before and after pictures to prove how completely efficient this product is, and how well worth the money!" —clevergirl5

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    20. A hard-water stain remover for your shower door, faucet, and toilet bowl that still look grimy, even though you've tried cleaning them a million times. This formula gets to work on tough soap scum, mineral deposits, and water spots that won't budge, so your bathroom can sparkle again.

    on left: before picture of shower door covered in hard water stains. on right: after picture of same door without water stains
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    Here's how to use it: Apply the hard-water stain remover directly to the surface you would like to clean, use a scrubbing brush to spread the remover and help dissolve water stains, grab a dry cloth to wipe away the remover from the surface, and rinse the surface with water.

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing. I just put it on a sponge and rubbed it on then rinsed. I don't know what is in here that makes it so amazing, but for water spots, glass, tile, and sinks, it is great! I've already bought and gifted three bottles to my friends because I love it so much. I'm like a walking infomercial about it, too, because I will climb into their showers and show them. That's how exciting this stuff is. Worth every penny." —mel

    Get two bottles from Amazon for $27.77.

    21. A reusable Swiffer duster head that'll lift up dust, pet fur, and more debris from hard-to-reach areas. Give your picture frames, blinds, and shelves a deep clean without using disposable paper towels or wipes.

    colorful reusable duster heads arranged in a circle on a wooden surface
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    This duster head is machine washable, so you can throw it in the laundry after cleaning sessions!

    TS Designs US is a Michigan-based small business that sells vintage gifts and eco-friendly products.

    Promising review: "These dusters work great. They are well made, pick up dust and cat hair, and hold a lot! I like that I can shake them outside and use again. Plus they are machine washable. Win-win!" —Etsy Customer

    Get it from TS Designs US on Etsy for $5.49 (available in 10 colors).

    22. A sectioned hamper to make laundry day an easy, mess-free ordeal. Separate your dark and light clothes with ease so you don't have to sort through a giant pile when it's time to put everything in the washing machine.

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    Promising review: "I have been wanting this for a while now and I am SO glad I was finally able to get it! It’s very nice, and has a lot of room. I bought it because I like how it lets you separate dark, light, and colors as you’re putting it in the laundry basket (preventing you from having to manually sort through it every time you do laundry), but I was pleasantly surprised it does much more than only that! It also has handles and easily folds so you can pick it up and carry it to the laundry room, and on the sides it has three separate LONG pockets that are very spacious. This is perfect for if you’re washing, for example, a coat, and wanted to detach the fur lining on the hood so you wouldn’t forget later and accidentally toss it into the load, ruining the fur (which has happened to me before)! Very wonderful, time-saving, peace-of-mind-giving laundry basket! I’ll never be able to go back to a regular all-purpose laundry basket ever again!" —Caitlin

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in six colors).

    23. A wow-worthy grout cleaner so effective, you'll probably wonder if it's some sort of witchcraft because it'll easily remove years and years of dirt and grime from floor tiles in your bathroom and kitchen.

    A customer review before and after photo of their tiled floor with dirty grouts and then completely white
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    Apply it to grout lines, let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes, and agitate the grout with a bristled brush to lift all the nasty gunk that's been there for way too long.

    Promising review: "I never leave a review unless the product is terrible, but there is a first time for everything. This grout cleaner is AMAZING! It was super easy to use. There is no foul odor. No gloves needed. It didn’t have to sit more than five minutes and you didn’t have to 'scrub' with the brush, just rub the brush with slight pressure. I just ordered a second bottle because I don’t want to risk not having some on hand for the future! I have tile in my kitchen and three bathrooms. I actually painted the grout in one of the bathrooms a few months ago because nothing would clean it! If only I had known this was out there! Highly recommend!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a 32-ounce bottle from Amazon for $19.95.

    24. A stainless steel cleaner and polish you'll love to use because it's plant-based *and* quickly dissolves smudges on kitchen appliances. Coconut oil gives the polish its shine, so your dishwasher and fridge will look shiny (and be free from fingerprints that have been there for a REALLY long time). 

    hands spray cleaner on the fridge then wipe it away with cloth
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    It also comes with a microfiber cloth, so you can avoid using paper towels!

    Promising review: "Just thought I would be doomed to a fingerprint-stained fridge for the rest of my small children's time at home. I have tried everything from sprays to special microfiber cloths, and there were always shadows of where the handprints and fingerprints had been. The very first time I used this, it cleaned off two years of three kids’ fingerprint smudges that I thought were permanent! It took a matter of seconds. Ah-mazing." —ZMomUtah

    Get it from Amazon for $13.45.

    25. A jetted tub cleaner because your self-care time should be spent in a clean Jacuzzi sans flakes, soap buildup, and body oils. Run your water, pour in the cleaner, and turn on the jets to get a squeaky-clean tub in just 15 minutes. 

    Tub with lots of rust, grime, and hair on one side and clean water on the other with jetted tub cleaner
    Hand holds jetted tub cleaner bottle over jacuzzi with clean bubbles inside

    Promising review: "I hate filling the tub to take a bath and turning the jets on, only to see green specks of grime shoot out. This product left me with no grime, no dirt, just crystal-clear water. I definitely recommend for anybody looking to clean the internals of their jetted tub." —Kendell A.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    26. A clip-in mop and broom organizer that'll get your "cleaning closet" tidy in a matter of minutes. Neatly stash brooms, dustpans, mops, and dusters, thanks to slots and hooks that'll prevent them from piling up on the floor.

    A reviewer photo showing the organizer hung on a wall behind a door; it holds a broom, a dust mop, a wet wring-mop, a mini broom and dust pan, a swiffer duster, and the dog's leash
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    Promising review: "This product is fantastic! It was easy to mount and hanging things is a breeze. My house is very old with no extra closet or pantry space. I needed to clean up the dreaded corner of shovels and a mop. Luckily this product was able to do that — and it comes with hooks. Since it's hung by my back door in the kitchen I can hang my aprons and purse on it. This little piece is very sturdy and so are those little hooks. My double-zippered purse is full of weight and it holds like a charm. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who's just looking for a sensible option." —Shellybeenz

    Get it on Amazon for $13.99.

    27. Heavy-duty cleaning wipes so you can easily remove pesky stains from your countertops, car seats, and tools. They'll come in handy when nail polish, permanent marker, or bird poop randomly shows up on surfaces. 

    Model wipes stain off of car seat using heavy duty cleaning wipes
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    Promising review: "These are awesome! The wipes are huge and tough, great for scrubbing!! I cleaned my whole house with these and they removed stains I haven't been able to get out for awhile. Also, they smell fantastic, no chemical smell whatsoever." —Suze

    Get a 90-pack from Amazon for $13.94.

    28. A handmade scrubber because it'll get glasses, pitchers, and tumblers squeaky clean without getting your hand stuck. A narrow handle reaches down into tight crevices, while coconut fiber bristles grasp onto debris.  Quickly remove residue from drinkware *before* your next holiday dinner.

    Hand pushes brown scrubber down a narrow glass
    No Time For Waste / Etsy

    No Time for Waste is small Etsy shop where you'll find eco-friendly household products. Whether you're looking for cleaning products or shopping bags, you'll find lots of reusable goods.

    Get it from No Time for Waste on Etsy for $14.45.

    29. A drain clog remover tool that'll lift nightmarish gunks of hair from your bathroom drains. With a length of 19.7 inches, this baby fits down most sink and tub pipes and has claws that'll latch onto stubborn debris. You'll enjoy watching this little ~snake~ slide down and seamlessly remove wads of hair that may have caused a blockage. 

    hand holds drain clog remover tool with giant wad of hair over sink
    three pictures showing same drain clog remover going down sink and lifting up hair from it

    Promising review: "I slipped the plastic strip down my shower drain and literally five seconds later I was pulling up gobs and gobs and gobs of hair. I saved my prize hair ball on the shower floor to show my husband because I knew he would be as skeptical as I was. It's a grisly, messy, smelly, and oh so rewarding job." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 6-pack from Amazon for $9.88

    30. Melamine cleaning sponges for tough-to-tackle marks and stains on furniture. Just add water and you'll make marker scribbles, soap scum, and grease disappear from your chairs, tables, and kitchen counters. 

    Messy table with scribbles before using cleaning sponge
    Clean wooden table after using cleaning sponges

    Promising review: "I love these sponges. I use them in the kitchen, the bathroom, and on the sides of the pool. But the use I like the best is to clean my vinyl wood floors. They get the spots and footprints off quickly without damaging the floor. I've use mops but they didn't remove what everyone had tracked in without pressing down really hard. These work quickly and efficiently." —D. Morales

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $10.95.

    31. A blinds duster because it's been a minute since you've cleaned your window blinds covered in gross debris. It comes with washable microfiber sleeves that'll effectively pick up dust *and* can clean the tops and bottoms of two blinds at the same time. 😲

    hand holds blue blinds duster to clean dusty blinds on window
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    Note: This isn't recommended for large blinds or straight blinds, so for those you may want to try a bigger duster, such as this fluffy microfiber one

    Promising review: "I'll be honest, I ordered this because of the price. After reviewing several other options and having been disappointed with previous dusters I've had, I figured why spend more money on something that isn't going to work? So I ordered the least expensive option, but wow does this little tool rock! It's very easy to use and clean. It does a fantastic job of cleaning and dusting the blinds and gets *all* of the crud off of them. My blinds haven't been this clean since the day they were first installed. Very happy with purchase." —Amazon Shopper

    Get a duster brush and five microfiber sleeves from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in two colors).

    32. An all-purpose cleaner to tidy all types of messes around home, like spills on the carpet, stains on the kitchen counter, and grimy streaks on windows. It even can be used with your laundry detergent if your clothes are covered in mud, wine, and dirt. (Just think of it as your cleaning fairy godmother.) ✨

    Bottle of the sandalwood all-purpose cleaner
    Good Vibes

    This cleaning gem contains sandalwood (which smells so good) and vegetable-based soap. It's recommend you dilute this formula *before* cleaning any surfaces. Add a 1/2 cup of Good Vibes all-purpose cleaner to 1 gallon of hot water to clean cabinets, counter tops, floors, walls, and windows.

    Good Vibes is a small business known for their plant-based cleaning products. From reusable spray bottles to all-purpose cleaning solutions with soothing scents, you'll find eco-friendly cleaning goods that'll help you tidy your home.

    Get it from Good Vibes for $10+ (available in two sizes).

    33. A bottle of keyboard-cleaning gel that looks like yellow slime and makes lifting up hard-to-reach debris a more enjoyable process. Cookie crumbs, dog hairs, and dust balls lodged in your keyboard for will be gone for good. 👏 

    This putty-like cleaner can also be used to clean dust from car vents, calculators, and other electronics, like printers!

    Promising review: "I was skeptical at first. Was afraid my keyboard would be all gummed up with yellow slime! It cleaned it as good as new. Got all those dog hairs between the keys! No smell lingering on the keyboard or my hands and it's kind of fun to play with." —Billy

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    34. Lightweight lidded storage baskets so you can stash random stuff (couch blankets, toys, magazines, and more) away and keep them off the floor. They'll also fit perfectly in a corner of your living room or office.

    neutral light brown and white basket with handles next to chest of drawers
    The Jolie Market / Etsy

    The Jolie Market is a California-based small business specializing in chic, neutral-toned home organization goods, including nesting baskets, hampers, and dough bowls. 

    Promising review: "The basket exceeded my expectations. It is beautifully made and looks perfect in our bathroom! This shop has amazing customer service and responded very quickly to the question I had prior to ordering." —Taylor Hayes 

    Get it from The Jolie Market on Etsy for $89.99+ (available in sizes medium and large). 

    35. robot vacuum cleaner that'll suck up pet hair, food crumbs, and dirt around your home: If your cat or dog sheds a lot, this small gadget can pick up lots of fur from your floors. You'll say "bibbidi-bobbidi-boo!" and your gross mess will be taken care of like it never existed. 

    Reviewer's black robot vacuum cleans around a chocolate Lab
    dog stands below dust compartment of same vacuum loaded with pet fur

    Promising review: "Literally one of the best items I’ve bought off of Amazon. I have an English bulldog and now that summer is approaching, he’s shedding his winter coat. I let this baby go one round through my kitchen and all the hair is gone! It was able to pick up all the hair in one round while it would’ve taken me two rounds of sweeping! Don’t waste your time on other models and buy this one!" —hayden

    Get it from Amazon for $199.99 (available in two colors).

    36. Reusable microfiber glass-cleaning cloths you'll be glad you bought for wiping down light fixtures and other delicate surfaces. That trendy pendant hanging above your kitchen counter will be clean, shiny, and less dusty without a lot of elbow grease. 

    Dirty light fixture with three bulbs
    Dirty light fixture with three bulbs

    Promising review: "If you have any glass light fixtures in your home you absolutely need this product. I don't think the fixture was this clear even when I bought it  — and the best part is I just used water and the two rags. 🙌🏻" —Lisa Collins

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $16.98.

    37. And a drawer organizer that'll get your forks, knives, and spoons in order and give them designated spots. If you're always digging through a drawer to find utensils, this space-saving solution will help keep everything in order.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    This organizer accommodates up to 24 pieces of cutlery and fits in drawers with a minimum height of 3.25 inches.

    Promising review: "For a two-person household, this was exactly what we were looking for! Even Ikea didn't have this! We've been looking for months, and I happened to find this item in one of those BuzzFeed lists. It's like the holy grail of utensil storage! It's definitely doing its job. My apartment has narrow drawers! I can't believe this isn't a mainstream thing. One of the best buys I've made on Amazon." —Poki

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    You, ready to tackle the messes in your home:

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